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The Nomophobia World: Virtual is (UN)REAL

October 27, 2015
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Do you think your world is where your phone is? If yes, then welcome to the world of Nomophobia where virtual is the only real world. You love your smartphone and have a special psychological attachment to it. You constantly get back to your phone to check updates on social media, social network sites, social informatics, and social software applications. That boosts your sense of connectivity and shows how important you are in the (un)real world.

 

There are 67 likes on my FB status today!

There are 67 likes on my FB status today!

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So, what is to live the life of a Nomophobe in real? There was a story that was trending on social media websites and became a huge hit. A person decided to live his life on Facebook principles. He walked down the street and told about his daily activities to each passerby. He gave them the pictures of his family, his dog, his garage and whatever he could have shared. Just as we click  the “like” button on Facebook, the person gave a “thumbs up” to every conversation he heard. He liked everything and everyone around him. Because Facebook only taught us to like and not unlike. And, he had 4 followers- 2 policemen, a psychiatrist and a private investigator. This is REAL.

 

The World is Following Me!

The World is Following Me!

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Studies suggest that what happens on our devices is not reflective of what happens in real life. Nomophobians get this continuous feeling of self-importance because they frequently check their mobile phones to see the number of likes and comments on their social media profiles. The feeling (read addiction) of missing “something if you’re not constantly checking is an illusion” and our life is not the world of a smartphone (with Internet).

 

It's the Mobile Life that is (Un)Real!

It’s the Mobile Life that is (Un)Real!

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It is not that these facts are unknown to someone having Nomophobia. A smartphone with Internet always keeps them informed. It is just that they don’t want to believe that this 21st century phobia has affected them in a major way; Nomophobians avoid the REALITY!

Source:

http://www.businessinsider.in/smartphone-addiction-now-has-a-clinical-name/articleshow/39375114.cms

http://www.quytech.com/blog/us-addiction-to-smartphones-social-networks-2015/

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  1. Yes, you said it right. We had lived in a society, that is, man is a social animal. This means we have conversations, meetings in person and get together. Of course, the joy of meeting an old friend in person long out of contact can never be replaced by chatting and blogs on social websites. Visiting a place a seeing it really can never be replaced by seeing photos and videos by others.

    Thank God, there are some people who want to keep this world simple and natural.

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  2. Ankit VermaOctober 30, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    YOu are right ,
    since last 10 days i am also living my Real life and gave rest to my all social accounts including whatsapp.

    if i want to talk to anyone i just met him/her if it is not possible at that moment then i made a call to her/him .

    living my life in such manner is so beautyfull.

    Earlier i was very serious about my notifications which i got on facebook,whatsapp,and many more. i was in problem i always think that there is a sound of my cellphone informing me that there is something for you .So to avojd this kind of feeling i just uninstalled apps and leave my all accounts .
    now any notification sound don’t intrupt me in my work because i know i have nothing to see

    THANK YOU FOR READING THIS
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